Archive for March, 2013

Colin Jack and Galaxy Zack. A little friendly promotion for something that won’t suck.

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

All around swell guy, and current PDI Dreamworks story man, Colin Jack, has somehow found time to illustrate some books. Galaxy Zack is coming out April 2nd, and I’m personally looking forward to getting my hands on a copy. I’m a fan. Here’s a link to Colin’s post about the books. There’s more artwork to… »

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showcase: Perihelion, by Nick Cross, a little nsfw.

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Nick Cross has been teasing, via Twitter, that he’d have something new for us today. Most assumed it would be an update on his feature film, Black Sunrise. Nope. Here’s what Nick has to say about the film: WTF did you just watch? Perihelion is a sort of animated tone poem. It is a short… »

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Last day for NIKO AND THE SWORD OF LIGHT

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Amazing looking Kickstarter project, Niko and the Sword of Light, out of the UK. It’s an animated comic book, with a lot of Canadian talent on board. They’ve already hit their goal, but you just need to see it…. »

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events: TAAFI’s “Welcome to the Animation Industry” party, April 19, Toronto

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Toronto’s animation festival, TAAFI, is throwing a party: “End of Year” Party for Students, Graduates and Industry by Ben McEvoy Join the best in the biz as we welcome and celebrate the efforts of all the hard working animation art students and graduates from around Ontario by welcoming them as the newest members of our… »

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press release: Competition Bureau okays Teletoon sale.

Monday, March 18th, 2013

All that’s left now is for the CRTC to say yes, and then the biggest producer of animation in Canada will pretty much own every primary animation broadcaster in Canada. Yep.   Corus Entertainment Receives Competition Bureau Clearance to Acquire TELETOON, Historia and Séries+ (Toronto, Canada) On Friday, March 15, Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B)… »

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events: Toons On Tap, Tuesday, March 26, Toronto

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Intercontinental burlesque star Coco Framboise comes to Toons On Tap dressed in her elegant Queen of the Nile costume.  Although new to our stage, Coco is no stranger to posing for costumed life drawing.  As a frequently booked model at Dr. Sketchys Toronto, she won over the crowd with her charming personality and stunning good… »

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from the internets: Capilano Grads sharing Oscar gold on Disney’s Paperman

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Capilano University’s animation program has always done a great job of promoting and keeping tabs on their alumni. Don Perro recently sent me a link to a post they ran about a couple of their grads who played key roles in the production of the highly acclaimed Disney short, Paperman. Here’s the post (original can… »

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jobby: Maya Modeler, Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver

Friday, March 15th, 2013

March 15, 2013 Atomic is looking for a Maya modeler. Intermediate experience level required. Texture/shading skills a plus. Must have experience in Maya, Photoshop and Z Brush. In-house position. Position starts immediately for 7 weeks. Canadian citizen based in Vancouver. Please send CV to… »

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jobby: Location Designer, Junior Prop Designer, Big Jump Productions, Ottawa

Friday, March 15th, 2013

March 15, 2013 BIG JUMP Productions is a privately owned, independent, 2D hybrid animation production facility in Ottawa that specializes in the seamless combination of traditional and digital techniques. Our team of industry professionals is comprised of highly accredited specialists in all elements of production, prepared to develop projects from concept to post. With experience… »

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jobby: Senior Animators, Wild Kratts, Ottawa

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Company: WK3 Productions Inc. Series: Wild Kratts S3 Location:  Ottawa (Kanata), Ontario Job Title:  Senior Animators Job Type:  Contract (May to November 2013) Start Date: May 13, 2013   Description: WK3 Productions Inc. is seeking experienced Senior Animators for the third season of Wild Kratts animated project. We offer competitive rates, paid vacation time and a… »

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jobby: Flash Animators, Yeti Farm Creative, Kelowna, BC

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

March 13, 2013 We are a small, but growing animation studio located in Kelowna, British Columbia. http://www.tourismkelowna.com/ We are currently expanding our operations and are in need of Flash Animators. We are willing to accept applicants with a lot of experience and we are also willing to accept entry level artists IF they have a… »

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jobby: Background Production Artist, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

March 13, 2013 Type: Freelance/Contract Salary:Varies, based on performance. $45 – $65K/year Start Date: April 1, 2013. Work schedule is flexible.   Company Info: Mercury Filmworks is one of Canada’s most prolific independent studios and internationally recognized as a leader in the animation industry for its benchmarks in quality, reliability, and innovation. Mercury  has helped… »

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jobby: 2D Digital Animator, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

March 13, 2013 Type:                         Full-Time Employee Salary:                      Varies. Pay is by approved frame. Medical/Dental benefits available. Start Date:              Immediately. Work schedule is flexible. Out of province animators are welcome. Company Info: Mercury Filmworks is one of Canada’s most prolific independent studios and internationally recognized as a leader in the animation industry for… »

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jobby: Layouts, Backrounds, Animation, VFX, Compositing, PIP Animation, Ottawa

Monday, March 11th, 2013

March 11, 2013 PIP Animation is Now Hiring! We are currently working on three productions and we are looking for talent in several departments. The Tom and Jerry Show Production Layouts, Production Backgrounds, Animation, Visual Effects Cyberchase Production Layouts, Production Backgrounds, Scene Assembly, Animation, Visual Effects, Compositing Animation will be done in Adobe Flash CS6,… »

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jobby: Layout Artists, Wild Kratts, Ottawa

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Company:  WK3 Productions Inc. Series:  Wild Kratts Location:  Ontario Job Title:  Layout Artist, multiple positions available Job Type:  Freelance Start Date:  March 25, 2013   WK3 Productions Inc. is seeking experienced Layout Artists for the third season of Wild Kratts animated series. Responsibilities: Complete a quota of layouts per week on a professional digital 2D… »

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press release: Smiley Guy signs on for Captain Canuck Web series

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

A Canadian Icon leaps off the Comic Book page and into Animation! Toronto, Canada – March 8, 2013 – As superheroes dominate the big screen, Canada’s own iconic champion, Captain Canuck, created in 1976 by Richard Comely, has been reinvented for 2013 and is stepping into the limelight in an exciting new 5-episode animated web… »

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jobby: ToonBoom Animators, Big Jump Productions, Ottawa

Friday, March 8th, 2013

BIG JUMP Productions is a privately owned, independent, 2D hybrid animation production facility in Ottawa that specializes in the seamless combination of traditional and digital techniques. Our team of industry professionals is comprised of highly accredited specialists in all elements of production, prepared to develop projects from concept to post. With experience in development, distribution,… »

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press release: 9 Story announces new series for Miptv

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Toronto, Canada – March XX, 2013 – 9 Story Entertainment announced today its slate of new series and new episodes of returning series for Miptv 2013. *New Nerds and Monsters (40 x 11′) A new animated comedy aimed at 6-11 year olds that tosses a group of nerdy kids on a fantastic uncharted island with… »

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jobby: 3D Layout Artist, Contract Position, Nelvana Limited, Toronto

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

March 7, 2013 Nelvana Limited has an exciting opportunity for 3D Layout Artist in our Toronto office.  Reporting to the Director and Layout Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for the creation of the Layout for production:   RESPONSIBILITIES: Create all camera moves for sequences in production. Add basic character movement and posing to… »

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jobby: 3D Modeler, Contract Position, Nelvana Limited, Toronto

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

      March 7, 2013 Nelvana Studio, A Corus Entertainment Company has an exciting opportunity for 3D Modeler in our Toronto office.  Reporting to the Director and Modeling Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for the conceptualize and create digital models and textures for production:   RESPONSIBILITIES: Conceptualize and create digital models and… »

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jobby: 3D Technical Directors, Nelvana Limited, Toronto

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

March 7, 2013 Nelvana Limited has an exciting opportunity for a 3D Technical Directors in our Toronto office.  Reporting directly to the Technical Supervisors, Directors and Producers, the successful candidate will be responsible for acting as a primary support for technical problems in the production department.   Responsibilities: Provide technical solutions to artists and other… »

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RIP Stompin’ Tom Connors

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

This guy was the real deal. An inspiring Canadian if ever there was one. Here’s an animated connection, courtesy of the NFB and Paul Morstad, it’s Moon Man, from 2004. Moon Man by Paul Morstad, National Film Board of… »

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jobby: IT Support Specialist, Guru Studio, Toronto

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

March 6, 2013 Guru Studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world. Our award winning and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company is looking for an IT Support Specialist for a creative office environment, to provide technical support of desktop computers, applications and related technology.  This role… »

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biggest news you may not have heard: Corus/Astral Sale (New Update: Teletoon response)

Monday, March 4th, 2013

This happened today: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/bce-to-sell-assets-to-corus-as-part-of-astral-deal/article9272784/ Bell Media, a huge Canadian media company, wants to buy Astral Media, another huge Canadian media company. But some of the things they’re buying would create a monopoly, so Astral, eager to make the sale, are selling off a few odds and ends. Like Teletoon(and Cartoon Network Canada, and Teletoon Retro)…. »

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press release: Slap Happy Cartoons and Knowledge Network get together for Luna, Chip and Inkie shorts

Friday, March 1st, 2013

SLAP HAPPY CARTOONS TO PRODUCE ON-AIR ANIMATED SHORTS FOR KNOWLEDGE NETWORK  (February 28, 2013 – Vancouver, Canada) – Vancouver-based animation studio Slap Happy Cartoons Inc. has secured a commission from British Columbia’s KNOWLEDGE NETWORK for the production of a series of animated shorts featuring their endearing characters LUNA, CHIP, AND INKIE. Every day from 6… »

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